Medb Ruane: Who needs loyalty when your wallet's as hungry as Wayne's?
Roy Keane at his deadliest never shocked Alex Ferguson the way Wayne Rooney did this week. After swearing undying love and loyalty to Man U only last summer, Wayne let it be known he wants out.
Sir Alex looked so hurt and upset you sensed he took it personally. After all, who'd protected Wayne throughout the Escortgate scandals? Who'd stood between him and the mob?
Wayne's curiously timed decision to change clubs, perhaps to change countries, shattered the powerful father-son relationship between them. With it may go Sir Alex's career.